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    When is it right to denounce music and stop playing it?

    Everybody knows that Wagner hated Jews and that Hitler liked his Teutonic operas and squired his widow. What many don't know is that he accepted career help from Meyerbeer (who was Jewish) and then turned on him...
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    When is it right to denounce music and stop playing it?

    Someone like James Levine who has a contract, an agent,a lawyer , and is a cash cow, does not get dismissed from a place like the Met where he has been a star unless the allegations have been proven to be true, and repetitive and nontrivial. Garrison Keillor who was similarly accused and...
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    When is it right to denounce music and stop playing it?

    Great Tune, Great album. At the actual peak of Rock and Roll. Downhill from there.
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    Listening Chair

    Sheesh that girl has long legs!!o_Oo_O
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    Listening Chair

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210405113606.htm https://www.quadraphonicquad.com/forums/threads/mqa-has-anybody-yet-to-experience-the-full-on-decode-and-play-of-mqa-discs.30332/
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    Listening Chair

    Sal and I just had a major altercation with an MQA fanboy on another forum. (QQ)
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    Active crossover recommendations

    https://www.parts-express.com/Dayton-Audio-SPA500DSP-500W-Subwoofer-Plate-Amplifier-with-DSP-300-8012
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    Synergistic Research apparently at "war" against Gene from Audioholics

    Everyone who is a member of facebook should report his page(s) for harrassment and bullying.
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    Synergistic Research apparently at "war" against Gene from Audioholics

    All you have to do is look at the "Synergistic" guy to see that he is a big asshole. His writings confirm it. His employees don't appear very happy to me. He seems like a car stereo installer to me.
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    New Yorker piece on audiophiles

    That article was an educational introduction for yuppies who have lots of excess disposable income. Like many other hobbies ours is open to people who have more money than sense. Spending money at the audio salon is imagined to be equivalent to studying acoustics, electronics and music. It is...
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    Bi-Amping speakers

    I have reached the age where repeating ones self is a hazard. Quote: This is a nice dated piece from 1986 which I have been referring people to since I got onto the internet. https://www.audiocontrol.com/downloads/tech-papers/tech-paper-102.pdf...
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    Bi-Amping speakers

    The low level passive crossovers were just "the gateway drug". Most of them went on to get real crossovers. You need an RTA (I have had one since the late nineties). Before that I had (and have ) an HP audio oscillator and a gadget from Technics that had a flat microphone a meter and a...
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    Bi-Amping speakers

    I wonder how many people who have piped up on this thread have actually used real bi or tri amping. It never would have occured to me to do the biwire biamping thing that people do now but I think it probably is still better than one amp. Even though the amp is operating full range the...
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    Coffee - do you and how do you consume it?

    ;):cool: I have been with my Mrs. for 50 years. During the first half I had to stop her from drinking coffee with dinner because the caffeine kept her awake. I tried to get decaffeinated coffee of numerous types and she would always take one sip and go "Blech!" During one of the first surges...
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    Coffee - do you and how do you consume it?

    My two sons who are both unrepentant coffee addicts both LOVE Dunkin Donuts coffee because they don't have the working half time time that I do. So I buy it for them in large containers at Costco. We sample various whole bean bags there and the latest is actual Italian coffee from a company...
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